Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition / Edition 8 available in Hardcover
Discover the business law text you'll actually enjoy reading. Time after time, students like you have commented that this is the best text they have ever read and they had no idea law could be so interesting. The student choice every time, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, STANDARD EDITION, 8E is packed with current examples and real scenarios that bring law to life for today's business student. Extremely reader-friendly, this engaging presentation uses conversational writing to explain complex topics in easy-to-understand language. Memorable real-world stories help the authors illustrate how legal concepts apply to everyday business practice. This edition emphasizes the digital landscape with new information on privacy and intellectual property. An updated ethics chapter offers a practical approach, using the latest research to explain why people make unethical decisions.
About the Author
Jeffrey F. Beatty, J.D., was an exceptional teacher, having won both the Metcalfe Prize and Cup, Boston University's highest teaching award as well as the Charles Hewitt Award, which is given each year by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) for excellence in teaching. The highest honor for teaching conferred by the ALSB, this award is dedicated to the communication and recognition of creative teaching practices of business law. Prior to his joining the faculty at Boston University, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on general civil litigation. He also practiced in a private firm, where he concentrated on general civil litigation, including trials and appeals of tort, contract, employment, and property cases. Professor Beatty wrote television scripts and plays that were performed in Boston, London, and Amsterdam.
Susan S. Samuelson, J.D., is a tenured full professor in the School of Management at Boston University, where she has been awarded the Broderick Prize in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments. She teaches both law and ethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Professor Samuelson's research has focused on securities law and the management of lawyers (in both law firms and corporations). Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Sloan Management Review, among others. She practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm Choate, Hall, and Stewart. She earned both an AB and JD at Harvard University.
Patricia Sánchez Abril, JD, is Professor and Chair of the Business Law department at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. Professor Abril's research has appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Florida Law Review, and Columbia Business Law Journal, among other journals. She is a past recipient of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, in recognition of exceptional early career achievement, and a three-time winner of the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research. Both appeals courts and lawmakers have relied on her writings in creating law. Professor Abril teaches business law, negotiation, and ethics to undergraduates, graduates, and executives, and has won teaching awards at every level. She is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 3. International Law. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Dispute Resolution. 7. Crime. Unit 2: TORTS. 8. Intentional Torts and Business Torts. 9. Negligence, Strict Liability, and Product Liability. 10. Privacy and Internet Law. Unit 3: CONTRACTS. 11. Introduction to Contracts. 12. Agreement: Offers and Acceptances. 13. Consideration. 14. Legality. 15. Voidable Contracts: Capacity and Consent. 16. Written Contracts. 17. Third Parties. 18. Contract Termination. 19. Remedies. 20. Practical Contracts. Unit 4: SALES. 21. Introduction to Sales. 22. Ownership, Risk and Warranties. 23. Performance and Remedies. Unit 5: ADDITIONAL CPA TOPICS. 24. Secured Transactions. 25. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 26. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 27. Accountants' Liability. Unit 6: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 28. Agency Law. 29. Employment and Labor Law. 30. Employment Discrimination. Unit 7: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 32. Partnerships. 33. Life and Death of a Corporation. 34. Management Duties. 35. Shareholder Rights. 36. Bankruptcy. Unit 8: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 37. Securities Regulation. 38. Antitrust. 39. Consumer Protection. 40. Environmental Law. Unit 9: PROPERTY. 41. Intellectual Property. 42. Real Property and Landlord Tenant Law. 43. Personal Property and Bailment. 44. Planning for the Future: Wills, Trusts and Insurance Appendix A: The Constitution of the U.S. Appendix B: The UCC. Appendix C: Answer Key for Selected End-of-Chapter Questions.